GUWAHATI: The Sadou Asom Sanmilita Shikshak Mancha (SASSM), an umbrella association of teachers, held a convention recently where the problems faced by teachers were discussed. The SASSM also extended conditional support to the School Rule Book released by the State Education Department.
SASSM president Ranjit Borthakur said, “According to the School Rule Book, a headmaster or school principal can take disciplinary action against any teacher. We have no objection to this clause if the headmaster or school principal is also given the authority to grant casual leave, approve GPF loans, sign on provisional pension papers etc. Unless this authority is given to the school headmaster or principal, we will oppose the government’s policy of letting one teacher take disciplinary action against another teacher.”
To study the School Rule Book thoroughly and to chalk out the Mancha’s next course of action, the SASSM has formed a sub-committee.
SASSM alleged that there were anomalies in the amalgamation of schools. “In the name of amalgamation of schools, many schools have been shut down. We demand that schools should be merged or closed down based on correct figures. Also, the government must rationalize the process of transfer of teachers,” said Borthakur.
He further said that teachers were relutant to use the Siksha Setu app. Siksha Setu is a complete digital platform with 360-degree information about schools, staff and students. He said that SASSM would submit a memorandum to the State Education Department regarding the anomalies in the Siksha Setu app.